Amazon will let third-parties use its microphone and speech processing tech to make Alexa devices
There have been a few Alexa-enabled devices from third-parties, but only Amazon’s own hardware uses its fancy far-field microphones and speech processing technology. That’s going to change soon, though. Amazon has announced the availability of the Amazon Alexa 7-Mic Far-Field Development Kit, which will let third-parties develop better Alexa devices.
The kit will give Amazon’s partners access to the same circular 7-microphone array that’s used on the Amazon Echo, which will be supported by “leading chipset providers.” Amazon even provides demo hardware. Read More